Gunman robs 7-Eleven

A 7-Eleven store at 7749 Roosevelt Road was robbed at gunpoint about 2:30 a.m., June 27, according to Forest Park police reports.

Police were called to the store after a report than an armed robbery had just occurred. Two male offenders reportedly entered the store and one of them approached an employee at the register and pointed a gun at him. The second man walked around the counter and stole cigarettes packs as the man with the gun demanded money.

The employee opened the register and gave the man $80 to $100 in cash and placed it in a paper bag. The gunman then asked for the money from a safe but became distracted, police said. At that time, the employee tried to grab the gun away from the man and they wrestled for control of it. The robber punched the employee in the face and both offenders ran off in an unknown direction leaving the gun behind.

The 7-Eleven employee was later taken to the hospital for evaluation of his injury from the punch he suffered. Police recovered the .32 caliber handgun and two live rounds. The items will be sent to the Illinois State Police crime lab for testing. 

 Walmart employee charged with stealing money 

Police were called at 7:02 p.m., June 27, to Walmart, 1300 Desplaines Ave., after store security told police they were holding an employee for stealing money. Yesica A. Ledezma, 24, of Chicago was charged with felony theft after she allegedly stole money from the register on six separate occasions totaling $1,050 while working as a cashier. Ledezma reportedly told police she took the money because her mother had just had surgery, her father was about to lose his job and she didn’t want them to lose their house. 

 Subway burglarized

A burglary was reported at 8:51 a.m., June 28 at Subway, 315 Harlem Ave., after a door window was discovered broken. A register at the business was found empty and missing about $200.


Vehicle stolen

A 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was reported stolen at 9:55 a.m., June 27, from the 900 block of Hannah Avenue. The vehicle was parked outside the owner’s apartment when it went missing. 

 Package stolen from porch

A package containing a handbag worth $400 was reported stolen at 12:40 p.m., June 27, from a porch in the 1300 block of Desplaines Avenue. The package was reported delivered earlier in the day and was not on the porch when the owner looked for it. 

 GPS device stolen

A GPS device was reported stolen at 9:58 a.m., June 27, from a vehicle overnight in the 7700 block of Adams. The vehicle was unlocked at the time. 

 Handicap placard stolen

A handicap parking placard was reported stolen at 10:13 a.m., June 27, in the 7700 block of Adams. Change and a Nintendo Wii game system were also stolen from the vehicle and the garage it was parked in. 

 Weed Wacker stolen

A Weed Wacker valued at $210 was reported stolen at 11:46 a.m., June 29, from a vehicle trailer parked in the 1500 block of Harlem Avenue. The tool was stolen from the back of the trailer while a group of lawn care professionals were working in the block. 

 Items discovered stolen from home

A Forest Park resident, who frequently travels for work, reported a number of items stolen from her home at 4:02 p.m., June 30, in the 800 block of Marengo Avenue. The woman came home to find that her home had not been cleaned, and she was missing a pair of headphones worth $70. Other missing items, included a wireless hard drive and two pairs of designer sunglasses. 

Bikes stolen

A bicycle valued at $190 was reported stolen at 5:03 p.m., June 29, in the 7200 block of Roosevelt Road. The bike was left unsecured in the backyard of a home under the stairs. Child buggy attached to the bike was left at the scene.

A bicycle was reported stolen at 5:45 p.m., June 30, in the 7500 block of Jackson Blvd. The bike, worth an estimated $100, was reported stolen after it was left outside the library for most of the day while the owner was inside. 

 These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department, June 27-July 3, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.

 —Compiled by Matthew Hendrickson